Brau Bros. - Bancreagie Sour Peated Ale

Discussion in 'Midwest' started by BottleCaps80, Dec 26, 2013.

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  1. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Zealot (589) Jan 12, 2013 Iowa
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    Anybody know any more about this beer? I'm assuming it will be the next large format release from Brau Bros? I was initially thinking maybe it's a smoked Berliner Weisse or something, but the ABV is much too high for that at 11.5%. Is it their Scotch Ale that's been soured with Lacto/Pedio or something?

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  2. theCoder

    theCoder Disciple (391) Oct 24, 2011 Minnesota
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  3. jkwikkel

    jkwikkel Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2008 Iowa

    Had it at the brewery last month. It was decent. Really confused about the relationship between it and the peated scotch Bancreagie.
     
  4. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Zealot (589) Jan 12, 2013 Iowa
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    So I'm assuming the Scotch Bancreagie is NOT the base beer that just been soured then? Yeah, that is strange they keep the association to Bancreagie, unless that's where they get the peat used or something?
     
  5. mjryan

    mjryan Zealot (563) Dec 22, 2007 Minnesota

    Could it be a ramped up, soured version of Bancreagie perhaps?
     
  6. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Zealot (589) Jan 12, 2013 Iowa
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    I'm really interested to try this beer. Sounds as though it could be very unique. Hope we see it in Iowa!
     
  7. jkwikkel

    jkwikkel Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2008 Iowa

    I'm sure I'll see plenty of it in Sioux Falls otherwise.

    Lol, my coworker is bragging to me about getting his sister hammered at the brewery in Marshall this past weekend.
     
  8. darky

    darky Aspirant (212) Apr 16, 2010 South Dakota

    Looks interesting. I want to like their regular Bancreagie so bad but there's almost no carbonation which just kills it for me.
     
  9. DrZeus10

    DrZeus10 Aspirant (268) Jun 1, 2013 Minnesota
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    From MNBeer.com:
    "Brau Brothers barrel-aged, a bigger, smokier version of Bancreagie for about 8 months and soured it with lacto."
     
  10. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Zealot (589) Jan 12, 2013 Iowa
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    Wow...that sounds great!
     
  11. BrettHead

    BrettHead Devotee (473) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

    I hope it is intentionally sour, as opposed to being a follow up to their Rye Wine and BBQ that got infected.

    /me crosses fingers :)
     
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  12. morimech

    morimech Poo-Bah (2,758) Nov 6, 2006 Minnesota

    Did you not read two posts up?
     
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  13. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Zealot (589) Jan 12, 2013 Iowa
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    This is getting bottled today!
     
  14. joelwlcx

    joelwlcx Initiate (196) Apr 23, 2007 Minnesota

    Style wise, it sounds like they took the concept for an old ale, and applied it to a scotch ale. Maybe

    Either way, I want
     
  15. egrace84

    egrace84 Savant (927) Mar 25, 2012 Illinois
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    Guess I lucked out on my bottles of rye wyne and BBQ. Neither were infected. Didn't know there were infection issues w/ these two.
     
  16. BrettHead

    BrettHead Devotee (473) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

    I never had infected bottles of them either. I just meant maybe this was going to be a BA Scotch Ale and then things went south.
     
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  17. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Zealot (589) Jan 12, 2013 Iowa
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    Sounds like they added the lacto to intentionally sour this though. Doubt it was a mistake where they are turning lemons into lemonade?
     
  18. BrettHead

    BrettHead Devotee (473) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

    I hope it's intentional and look forward to trying it (it just sounds like an odd idea whereas a BA Scotch Ale would fit perfectly with the last 750ml hence me wondering). Perhaps it will be like BLVD Stingo which had a little lactic twinge, I could see that working. I was originally imaging much more sour than that.

    Not trying to spread FUD was only mentioning it again to say to egrace84 I have had zero infection issues with Rye Wine or their BA Quad.
     
  19. jkwikkel

    jkwikkel Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2008 Iowa

    Looks like it hit Sioux Falls today. Might have to pick up a bottle or two tomorrow.
     
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  20. Ol_Johnny_Skippelwicky

    Ol_Johnny_Skippelwicky Aspirant (267) Feb 13, 2013 Minnesota
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    Any sightings in MN yet?
     
  21. mnphish

    mnphish Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2012 Minnesota

    Princeton's for those seeking this one out.
     
  22. PieOhMy

    PieOhMy Devotee (415) Feb 23, 2013 Minnesota

    [qdon't="BottleCaps80, post: 2051898, member: 712838"]Sounds like they added the lacto to intentionally sour this though. Doubt it was a mistake where they are turning lemons into lemonade?[/quote]
    I don't know. A number of their brews have a salty/smokey flavor. I've thought for a while that Bangreagie was some weird mistake and they decided to call it a peated Scottish ale. Probably wrong. Usually am. Whatever.
     
  23. jera1350

    jera1350 Poo-Bah (2,172) Dec 15, 2007 Minnesota

    I don't know. A number of their brews have a salty/smokey flavor. I've thought for a while that Bangreagie was some weird mistake and they decided to call it a peated Scottish ale. Probably wrong. Usually am. Whatever.[/quote]
    They use cherry wood smoked malt in Bancreagie that's why you're getting a smokey flavor.
     
  24. Pintofbrown

    Pintofbrown Initiate (0) Jun 25, 2011 Texas
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    Per a convo with Brau Bros. twitter account, this will not be distributed to eastern Iowa. The distributor declined. Maybe if I bug enough beer guys and ask for it the distributor will change their mind? :(
     
  25. mia2000

    mia2000 Initiate (0) Oct 29, 2008 Minnesota

    Has anyone seen this in the SW metro area (Chanhassen/Eden Prairie)?
     
  26. morimech

    morimech Poo-Bah (2,758) Nov 6, 2006 Minnesota

    Just had this. A very impressive beer. More of a Flanders type of beer than a Scottish ale.
     
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  27. HoistinBrews

    HoistinBrews Devotee (467) Mar 26, 2011 Minnesota

    If you can't find any in that area go a little further down 5 to Waconia. Saw some there.
     
  28. morimech

    morimech Poo-Bah (2,758) Nov 6, 2006 Minnesota

    Bought a couple more bottles today.
     
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  29. denali55421

    denali55421 Aspirant (252) Dec 30, 2010 Minnesota
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    I second this..tried it at Northgate in Blaine yesterday from a growler. Definitely more Flanders style. I picked up a couple bottles to see how it develops, but it was very tasty right now.
     
  30. theCoder

    theCoder Disciple (391) Oct 24, 2011 Minnesota
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    Same here...had a number of both of those, no infection.
     
  31. BrettHead

    BrettHead Devotee (473) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

    Can't say I care for this one. Very light on the sour. I'm getting a lot of apple juicy flavor that just isn't working for me.
     
  32. McRyan

    McRyan Initiate (0) Jul 25, 2012 Minnesota

    I haven't seen this in the Metro area. How limited is this?
     
  33. morimech

    morimech Poo-Bah (2,758) Nov 6, 2006 Minnesota

    It hit the western fringes of the metro a couple weeks ago. I know Princeton's got some. Maybe the distributor just has not released it to stores yet or maybe South Dakota got it all:).
     
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  34. NIN1988

    NIN1988 Initiate (184) Oct 9, 2013 South Dakota
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    We got a crap ton in Sioux Falls. I locked it up wen it came out and that was well over a month ago now. Still available here if you're looking for it. Not sure on the distribution around Minnesota.
     
  35. poopinmybutt

    poopinmybutt Initiate (82) May 25, 2005 Nebraska

    i had read your comment before picking up a bottle so it's possible (likely) that this somewhat tainted my view but i also got this impression...it was a really weird beer. i can see why someone might like it as there was a lot going on, but it lacked the sour punch i was hoping it would have.
     
  36. jkwikkel

    jkwikkel Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2008 Iowa

    werd, I can't believe how much I've seen at hy-vee
     
  37. McRyan

    McRyan Initiate (0) Jul 25, 2012 Minnesota

    Picked up the last bottle at Surdyk's for $13.99. Anyone like enough to hoard a few bottles to age?
     
  38. morimech

    morimech Poo-Bah (2,758) Nov 6, 2006 Minnesota

    I have a couple that I am planning to age a bit. Try it in six months and a year.
     
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  39. supersly52

    supersly52 Initiate (0) Oct 11, 2013 Iowa
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    I had this about a week ago, I'm a huge sour fan but I didn't enjoy this at all. It had a weird sweet taste like a scotch ale but the sour didn't compliment it, I won't be having it again. It's disappointing because I really wanted to like this beer.
     
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